Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rain, lots of rain


Tuesday morning brought lots of rain to Phoenix and it continued throughout the day.  It was great to see it come down.  The only drawback is that so many valley residents have no idea how to drive in rain.  I saw lots of skidding and sliding that was really unnecessary.  I guess it pays to learn to drive where rain happens quite a lot.

Update:  I heard this morning that some pretty severe flooding happened north of Phoenix.  There was flooding, mudslides, rockslides and Interstate 17 coming into Phoenix had to be closed for a time while the road was cleared.  They got quite a bit more rain than we did in the central part of the city.

20 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very British looking scene!

Thérèse said...

Oh my!

Stefan Jansson said...

Never much fun.

Mersad said...

We are also having rain today. But it's a nice change here and the flora is enjoying it as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The national news carried stories of flash floods in the Phoenix area.

Judy said...

I saw it on the news yesterday. Seems like every time it rains there is flooding somewhere in the valley and some fool drives into the water.

hamilton said...

I was always grateful that I learned to drive in the winter and mastered snow and ice with an instructor in the car.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think you may be having a lot more than we are by the sound of it Sharon. I agree about the driving, it always amazes me when people drive as fast as they do on a clear day not taking into consideration the possibility of having to stop fast.. I would be soooo mad if anyone bumped into the back of my car :)

William Kendall said...

It does look torrential. I imagine the rain's needed anyway there.

glenda said...

That was quite the storm! At one point the clouds were so thick and I had to turn on my lights inside. Pretty neat!

cieldequimper said...

Ouch, flooding and landslides aren't good even if rain is needed... I just wish we could send you some of ours, we've had so much of it over the past 2 years!

Halcyon said...

It seems funny to me that people don't know how to drive in rain. Guess we take that for granted when we don't live in a desert. :)

RedPat said...

i heard about the floods yesterday and thought of you - glad you are okay!
What would those drivers do on snow and ice?!

Mo said...

Not just us then. I don't mind makes the locked to the computer while I finish my MA a little bit easier

Kate said...

What an unpleasant surprise for many people in Phoenix--water everywhere!

Kathy said...

I saw the footage on national news about the flooding "in Phoenix." I'm glad to know my family and friends in the central part of the city didn't experience any of that.

Jack said...

If they respond this way to rain, can you imagine how the drivers would be in ice and snow?

Randy said...

Always loved that building.

Steve Reed said...

That is a groovy looking building on the left!

José Mendonça said...

I've seen it on the news, I couldn't believe those floods in the desert! I think our world is coming to an end sooner than we think...